#NaPoWriMo 2017 April 9 – nine lines

How can I write poetry about peace
when the idolatry of distant war
surrounds me and invades my every thought?
It is no consolation that the bombs
explode a world away, that my neighbors
are not harmed. I know the sound of missiles
piercing the ground, the acrid smell of death
it brings – it’s not abstract for me. The gods
of war, disguised, will never make me bow.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

One thought on “#NaPoWriMo 2017 April 9 – nine lines”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s